Wednesday, May 7, 2014

another circus movie

I forgot to mention we watched that 
old Disney circus movie Toby Tyler.
It was a big hit. Though it included 
a real shocker: After the boy joins 
the circus, he needs to escape from it 
and running through the woods with 
his chimp, he gets chased by a hunter 
and his baying dog. The chimp runs up 
a tree and the hunter shoots it! 
It’s hard to forget the image of that 
chimp freefalling from the tree like 
a sack of wet laundry and laying there 
in the dry leaves. Fortunately, it ends well 
as the hunter later admits, “I only 
winged him.”

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